Primary to VitalSource’s acquisition of CourseSmart were the company’s superior analytics and sampling technology, says COO Kent Freeman.
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers’; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
Can open source textbooks help students to forgo photocopies in favor of required texts in Latin America? The bold open source LATin project aims to find out.
Bucharest-based developer Read Forward has produced original ebooks, luxury digital editions of classics and is now moving into education, with fully interactive HTML5 textbooks.
In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Danish publishing consultancy and software solutions provider Schilling’s new White Paper distills the challenges and potential solutions for educational publishers today.
Wiley CEO Stephen Smith says that over 50% of the company’s revenue comes from digital content and services. Prior to his appearance in Frankfurt, Smith discusses the company’s reinvention.
K-12 common core standards for US education are likely to create opportunities and increase demand for high quality nonfiction material, writes Roy Kaufman of CCC.
A new study from the National Association of Scholars shows US colleges increasingly view anything published before 1990 as ‘inaccessible’ for students.
Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8.